BREAKING NEWS
Easter road toll rises to 3 after two Canterbury deaths ... Read more
Close

Two hospitalised after Kapiti crash

Last updated 13:29 13/12/2013
cyclist
JOEL MAXWELL

Crash site: The scene where a motorcyclist and cyclist collided at the intersection of State Highway 1 and Te Horo Beach Rd.

Relevant offers

Porirua

Lost AFL tickets found Major treaty milestone for Ngati Toa 200 AFL tickets lost in misplaced bag Porirua floats new gambling policy Royal link for children's authors Porirua council joins the legal highs battle Curse of synthetic drugs Shopkeeper bashed, robbed Suspected arson in Cannons Creek Porirua to develop legal-high restriction policy

A motorcyclist slid about 20m down the road after a collision with a cyclist south of Otaki.

Both male riders were taken to Palmerston North Hospital by ambulance after the crash, which happened about midday today.

Constable Tony Sharp said the cyclist, 57, and the motorcyclist, 40, were both heading south on State Highway 1 approaching the Te Horo Beach Rd turnoff.''

It appears the cyclist has wanted to turn right into Te Horo Beach Rd, hasn't given - perhaps - as much warning as he could have, or checked, and the motorcycle behind him has collided with him.

''Both riders ended up sliding down the road, with the motorcyclist travelling about 20m before coming to a stop, Mr Sharp said.

The men were taken to hospital but their injuries did not appear life-threatening - both coming through the crash relatively well ''under the circumstances'', Mr Sharp said.

He said police had witnesses on the scene but if people had seen the crash they could contact Central District highway patrol with the information.

Mr Sharp said the cyclist's helmet was left damaged and may have helped save the rider from more serious injuries.

It was too early to say if any charges would be laid. 

Ad Feedback

- © Fairfax NZ News

Special offers
Opinion poll

Would you support your local council paying the 'living wage'?

Yes - it's moral and fair, no matter the costs.

Yes, but there should be a cap on the wage.

Only for the very lowest waged.

Not at all - survival of the fittest.

Don't know/Not sure.

Vote Result

Related story: Council's living wage blowout

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content